The Sherlock Holmes Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (DK Big Ideas) (Hardcover)

The Sherlock Holmes Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (DK Big Ideas) By Leslie S. Klinger (Foreword by), DK Cover Image
By Leslie S. Klinger (Foreword by), DK
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Learn about the world’s greatest detective in The Sherlock Holmes Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Sherlock Holmes in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Sherlock Holmes Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. 

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Sherlock Holmes, with:

- Includes all four novels and 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The Sherlock Holmes Book is a captivating introduction to every case investigated by Holmes and Dr. Watson in the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, aimed at adult fans of the books, movies, or TV shows and want to know more. Exciting text and bold graphics explain elements of each plot and shows how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning.

Your Sherlock Holmes Questions, Simply Explained

From the first novel, A Study in Scarlet, to the masterpiece that is The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Conan Doyle’s final Holmes tale, The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, this guide explores every facet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective, his world, and his enduring appeal. If you thought it was difficult to untangle his razor-sharp wit, The Sherlock Holmes Book presents key information about Sherlock in an easy to follow layout. 

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Sherlock Holmes Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

About the Author

DK Publishing was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children, and produces content for consumers in more than 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. It has a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. DK's adult range spans travel—including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides—history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGObooks. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher Rough Guides.Leslie S. Klinger is the bestselling author of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The New Annotated Dracula, and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. The first two volumes of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Complete Short Stories won the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical work. Klinger is a practicing lawyer, a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and lives in Malibu, California.

Praise For…

"[A]n enjoyable guide to the Canon and to the world of Sherlock Holmes." — Scuttlebutt Magazine

"All in all, it's an absolute stunning resource for any Sherlock fan, and a perfect companion to offer any new reader of the original Doyle stories." —

"It's most definitely a book that can be enjoyed when it's dark and stormy outside and the comfort of home invites for an investigation of the universe of Sherlock Holmes." — The Baker Street Babes

"[A]n encyclopedic, illustrated exploration of the entire canon of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock and Dr. Watson." —

"Okay, this book came out in October, but since it's ultra-gift-buying time, I wanted to make sure everyone had seen it. BECAUSE IT ROCKS." — BookRiot!

"This delightful and informative source is definitely for the Holmes aficionado." — Voice of Youth Advocates

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465438492
ISBN-10: 1465438491
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: DK Big Ideas